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Posted on 19-Jul-2000 12:47 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselš8 comments
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Gary Peake posted the updates below on the Open Amiga list to clarify some issues. Amongst other things Amiga's licensing scheme is under review and there will be no fees for application developers this year.

Sorry for the delay in posting any updates here. I have just returned from a 2500 plus mile trip in a Rental truck (24 footer) dragging my family and a 3 bedroom house full of furniture to Snoqualmie from Texas.

If I missed any posts, please feel free to send them my way.


If possible, can anyone currently porting an app or utility or whatever please send me an email? I would like to establish an online database for registered developers so these apps can be listed and thus avoid any duplications that may take place.

I would also like to announce that Douglas McLaughlin will be writing his own version of ICQ for the new AmiVerse.

License Fees

Contrary to what the SDK says, there will be NO license fees on any applications, tools, or ports in the year 2000. We are reviewing this policy for 2001 and beyond and as soon as I have the info I will post it here.

Also, there is and never will be license fees on open source apps or tools.

Developer Web Site

Sorry about the delay with the web site. Part of the delay was waiting to see which ways we would go with certain web based applications and another part of the delay has been getting my family situation worked out and all of my family up here to the great Northwest.

That accomplished, the web site updates will begin in earnest now. Stay tuned for more developments there.

Thanks for your patience.


Gary Peake Director - Support Amiga Inc.

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Comment 1An interested Freeware developer18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
Comment 2GeorgeB18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
Comment 3randy18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
Comment 4Anonymous18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
Comment 5Mr Interested again18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
Comment 6Joe "Floid" Kanowitz19-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
Updates from Gary Peake : Comment 7 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by esben fisker on 19-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Joe "Floid" Kanowitz):
I believe that it will end up with a fee if the profit of an AMIE app is pretty high. I don't believe that Amiga Inc. would EVER charge for freeware.
The problem is the AMIE system is actually also a development platform for multiformat apps and games and that it seems like Amiga is doing a lot to ensure better and better development tools in the future. If a games company is making a game using AMIE and Hyperions up-comming 3D engine, and then using Amiga Foundation Layer distributes it to PC, Mac, Dreamcast and so on wouldn't it be fair if he paid a fee to Amiga?
Amiga won't make money from hardware as all computers will be able to run AMIE! Where should they get their money?
#8 Tor Anders Johansen
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